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109 Concord Rd
Acton, MA, 01720

Upcoming Events

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Fugitive Comedy Night
Jan
18
8:00 PM20:00

Fugitive Comedy Night

Four Boston- and New York-based comics. Check out their bios below.

Doors open at 7:30pm
$12/online • $15/door
Order your tickets online now.
Online sales available until 4pm on day of show.


Bar provided by True West.
Parking map

Winter Spring Comedy Series
•  Friday, January 18
•  Friday, February 22
•  Friday, March 22
• Friday, April 26
• Friday, May 31
• Friday, June 28

OUR HOST — MIKE DORVAL!

After a mere three months of performing, Mike won the NH Comedy Festival, defeating some of New England’s most established comics and he quickly climbed the comedic ranks to become one of the youngest headliners in Boston history. He’s been praised by the Boston Globe as “One of Boston’s Best.” Mike has been featured on Comedy Central’s Laugh Riots, starred in numerous TV commercials, and toured overseas for the USO. He has served as Comic In Residence at The Comedy Studio and is a favorite of the Boston Comedy Festival. He’s written and performed several one man shows which have had runs at the Charles Playhouse and Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater.

JANUARY’S HEADLINER — Tim McIntire

Tim McIntire has been one of the most popular and prolific comedians in New England for years. His career has been eclectic — he’s hosted the Boston Music Awards, written for Nickelodeon, released two comedy albums, and been featured on NPR. And as one of the owners of Mottley’s Comedy Club, he helped give the next generation of comics a space to find their own comedic voices.

FEATURING — Amy Tee

“Not every crazy looks crazy,” says Amy, the comedian and motivational speaker who brings her boyish charm and dry wit to the stage with a storytelling style that shifts between stereotypes and reality. She delivers comedy with stigma-busting honesty. “I feel alive,” she says of the work. “I’m candid and exposed yet still fully clothed. Identified by the Boston Globe as a comedian to watch, and in Curve magazine as one of the “funniest lesbians in America,” Amy toured nationally and was a featured comedian in the film, “Laughing Matters — The Next Generation.” As an official IOOV (In Our Own Voice) Presenter for National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Amy proudly uses her comedy to serve as a mental wellness advocate. She remains a fixture on the comedy circuit, is a regular performer at the Boston Comedy Festival, and has been featured on Sirius XM Satellite Radio and the LOGO television network.

FEATURING — Zachary Brazão

Zachary Brazão began performing comedy in 2015 and has performed all over Boston, at the Cape Fear Comedy Festival, the Cleveland Comedy Festival, and the Women in Comedy Festival. He was a finalist in the 2017 Boston Comedy Festival and performs regularly at The Comedy Studio, Laugh Boston, and Dick Doherty’s. Since coming in placing third in the 2018 Massachusetts Funniest Person Contest, he considers himself the Malden of Comedy. He is the cohost of the Series Finale podcast where he and other comedians watch the final episode shows they never watched.

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Fugitive Stories at West Acton Villageworks
Jan
27
6:00 PM18:00

Fugitive Stories at West Acton Villageworks

Fugitive Stories continues its special brand of non-competitive storytelling in The Gallery at Villageworks in West Acton. We bring Moth and Massmouth winners, along with others from the local community, to share their stories. Do you want to tell your story on our theme? You can fill out our form online. We'll get back to you to let you know if you're in. We also invite audience members who are interested in telling a five- to six-minute story on our theme to drop their name in a hat. If chosen, they’ll tell their tale.

January’s Theme: “Not Sorry”

Featured Tellers

Rose Saia
Rose Saia is a Moth and Massmouth story slam winner who most enjoys telling stories outside of competition. She's been a featured teller at The International Institute “Suitcase Stories” and WGBH’s Stories from the Stage as well as on other stages in the Boston area. When she isn’t telling stories she’s hearing them at her day job as food pantry director for Open Table in Maynard which provides food and meals to over 400 households a week. She's lived in Acton for 25 years but grew up in South Boston, a place full of stories. She is the co-founder of Fugitive Stories who loves returning to the warmth of this community of tellers and those who join to hear them.

Aaron Wolfe
Aaron Wolfe is a filmmaker, a Moth GrandSLAM winning storyteller, and occasional host of the Moth StorySLAMS in Boston. His films have been featured at Sundance Film Festival, the New York Times, and his film “Record/Play” was shortlisted for an Oscar. Aaron is the host and producer of the podcast “First Time, Long Time” where he tells stories about sports for people who may not like sports. 

Bart Thompson
Bart Thompson has won Moth StorySLAMs and Massmouth Story Slams and has been a Massmouth “Big Mouth Off” finalist. He honed his skill in storytelling on the stages of Boston and New York after a humble beginning seven years ago in a storytelling show in Providence, RI. He is a Nebraska native and avid traveler who now lives in the Boston area. He tells stories anywhere he can find a captive audience (such as elevators and bathrooms).

$10/online • $12/door
Order your tickets online here.
Doors open at 5:30pm. Storytelling starts at 6pm.
Online sales end at 3pm on the day of the show.

Acton Coffeehouse, as you enter the venue, serves beverages and snacks until 6pm. Bring them on up!

Do you want to be a scheduled community teller in Acton or another location? Fill out our form here.

Watch Fugitive Stories online

Introductory Fugitive Stories Video
Fugitive Stories YouTube Channel
Fugitive Stories at Amazing Things, February 2017. Watch the full hour-and-a quarter-long event, or fast forward to the stories that interest you.

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Chris McDermott's “Rhythm to the Brain”
Jan
30
7:30 PM19:30

Chris McDermott's “Rhythm to the Brain”

Guitarist. Singer. Composer. Possessing a unique rhythmic style, Chris draws from what seems to be every available musical color in the palette and has worked as a sideman and band leader with some of the best jazz, blues, and soul players in the world.

Featuring the drumming of Marco Giovino (Robert Plant's Band of Joy, JJ Cale ), and John Lockwood (The Fringe, Joe Henderson, Sonny Rollins) on bass. This band is all about the Rhythm. This is for real music lovers. Great music which crosses over many boundaries. Masterful musicianship and writing.

Chris has released 9 albums to date and continues to play internationally, nationally, and locally.

Doors open at 7pm
$10/online • $12/door
Order your tickets here.
Online sales end at 4pm on show date.

ABOUT ORANGE DOOR

Our fall "Fugitive at the Door" series at Orange Door Kitchen in West Acton surpassed expectations. Most evenings sold out. Great performers. Great audiences. Great amenities. We present “listening” music — one to a few performers playing jazz, folk, bluegrass, blues, classical, world music — and more.

Orange Door owners Meredith and Chris Powell have created a lovely, inviting, and intimate setting in the space — it feels like a comfy living room/kitchen. And they are very welcoming hosts.

They serve a few small plates each evening and provide a full bar including some excellent wine offerings. Orange Door is a no cash, no tipping venue. Please bring a credit/debit card. Gratuities are included in the menu price.

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Fugitive Stories at Kickstand Cafe, Arlington
Jan
31
7:30 PM19:30

Fugitive Stories at Kickstand Cafe, Arlington

Fugitive Stories continues its special brand of non-competitive storytelling at Kickstand Cafe in Arlington. We bring Moth and Massmouth winners, along with others from the local community, to share their stories. Do you want to tell your story on our theme? Sign up Kickstand or fill out our form online. We'll get back to you to let you know if you're in. We also invite audience members who are interested in telling a five- to six-minute story on our theme to drop their name in a hat. If chosen, they’ll tell their tale.

January’s Theme: “Not Sorry”

Featured Tellers

Sara Sweet Rabidoux-Kelsey
Sara Sweet Rabidoux-Kelsey grew up on Cape Cod and has lived in Boston for nearly twenty years. Sara has an MFA in Choreography and Dance History from Smith College and was the Founder and Artistic Director of hoi polloi, a modern dance company based in Central Square for many years.  Sara is a Moth GrandSlam champion and recently performed on her first Moth MainStage production. She is co-founder of Blind Tiger Tellers and honored to be a featured teller with Fugitive Stories.

Amanda Goodwin
Amanda has always found great joy in connecting and caring for those around her, which is why it came as no surprise when she built a career in helping leading New England nonprofits raise funds and awareness for their causes. Currently, at The Life is Good Kids Foundation (LiGKF), Amanda shares the many stories of the Foundation’s life-changing social work. Amanda has also served as the Director of On-Air Fundraising and Marketing at the WGBH Educational Foundation — managing live and pre-produced fundraisers. When Amanda isn’t steeped in the stories of non-profits, she’s busy crafting and sharing stories of her own.  She’s a published short story author, a Moth StorySLAM winner, a gratitude blogger, and the co-founder of Blind Tiger Tellers.

Rachel Gans-Boriskin
Rachel Gans-Boriskin is a Senior Lecturer in Communications at the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities at Simmons University where she teaches storytelling, journalism, health communication, and media studies. A political junkie, she blogs at politicsinpink.com waxing eloquent, and at times angry, about feminism, politics, and popular culture.  She lives in central Massachusetts with her husband, two kids, two cats, six chickens, one lizard, and numerous dust bunnies.

$10/online • $12/door
Purchase your tickets here.
Doors open at 7pm. Storytelling starts at 7:30pm.

The cafe will be serving before the event and during the break.
Learn more about Kickstand Cafe.

Do you want to be a scheduled community teller in Arlington or another location? Fill out our form here.

Watch Fugitive Stories online

Introductory Fugitive Stories Video
Fugitive Stories YouTube Channel
Fugitive Stories at Amazing Things, February 2017. Watch the full hour-and-a quarter-long event, or fast forward to the stories that interest you.

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R.D. King and Walter & The Night Owls
Dec
12
7:30 PM19:30

R.D. King and Walter & The Night Owls

R.D. King is a Boston-based composer and acoustic guitar extraordinaire. The winner of the 2017 Canadian Guitar Festival's International Fingerstyle Guitar Competition, King has opened for Andy McKee, Liz Longley, Ari Hest, and many others. His song "Lightness of Being" recently won the Instrumental category at the 2018 Walnut Valley Festival New Song Showcase.

Listening to King’s music is an emotional and introspective journey that is difficult to parse into genre or tradition. King’s audiences describe his music as passionate, powerful, and deeply memorable. A graduate of Ithaca College School of Music, King performs at venues in New England and beyond, including TedX Cambridge, Boston Greenfest, the Spire Center, Walnut Valley Festival, Club Passim, and others. His debut album, vs. Self, was released on April 28, 2017. His second album, self-titled, is set for release in January 2019.

Opening for RD is Acton-based Walter & The Night Owls, an alternative-folk music quartet that has been making waves in the independent Boston music scene. Combining acoustic guitar, violin, and cello with soft vocal harmonies they create a sound all their own. Drawing inspiration from acclaimed songwriters like The Weepies, Paul Simon, and David Gray, the four-piece group is comprised of Walter Rodriguez (vocals/guitar), Masami Rodriguez (violin), Afton Cyrus (vocals), and Kristy Foye (cello). Music from their initial EP has been featured in commercials and films, and has been licensed for use on MTV2 network specials along with other international media outlets. Their debut album, “Living in all Directions,” was released in 2015.

Doors open at 7pm
$10 “standing-room-only” ticket at the door • 15 available

Online sales ended at 5pm Tuesday as all of the seats sold out. It’s a pretty comfy room in which to stand, if you are interested, with surface on which to place drinks, eat food, etc. See ya Wednesday.

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